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Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour

295 St. George Street | Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
+1 902-532-3034
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An amazing history of the area told in interesting stories in amazing setting!

This was not at all what I expected, fearing a cheesy ghost tour, but I was completely blown away... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cks111
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Montclair, New Jersey
Not spooky at all - history at it's finest!

We were told to go by our hosts at Queen Anne Inn, but the group of us were timid as we are not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deanna H
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The award-winning Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal has been one of the most highly recommended "must see" attractions in Nova Scotia since 1992. Sponsored by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, tours of one of the oldest English graveyards in Canada are held every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings between June 1 - Oct 15 at 9:30 pm (rain or shine). Meet at the parking lot of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and don't forget to bring your sense of adventure!
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295 St. George Street | Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was not at all what I expected, fearing a cheesy ghost tour, but I was completely blown away with the experience. To begin, the setting was perfect: we were carrying real lanterns with candles, in a beautiful graveyard by the fort, under the skies,...More

Thank cks111
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to go by our hosts at Queen Anne Inn, but the group of us were timid as we are not attracted to ghosts and goblins. This was nothing of the sort. With a guide who is both humorous as well as knowledgeable,...More

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allan is a wonderful guide, blending just the right amount of theatre with anecdotes and facts to bring the (hi)stories of Annapolis Royal to life. It is clear that rather than having learned a script he is drawing upon a deep well of knowledge gathered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was better than expected. I thought that it was going to be hokey but M. Melanson used his time to inform us about what life was like for the various people buried beside the fort. I have a graduate degree in history and...More

Thank Daverblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alan was a delight, passionate about his home and pleased to share it with those willing to listen. The tour was the right combination of history and humour balanced with his own history. Thank you to the Historical Society for all you do to keep...More

Thank Mitch C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, put away your initial thoughts about what you will find on this cemetery walk. No ghosts, no things that go bump in the night....just a very interesting and enlightening walk in history through the stories of the residents of the cemetery (one...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do. Just the ambiance of walking through a graveyard with a lantern at night would have been enough. But the history of the area we leaned was fascinating. Our guide was both interesting and fun at the same time. We actually...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No ghosts or scary parts. Perfect blend of history, humor and anecdotes. The gentleman who gives the tour is 100% fabulous. I'm not the most mobile person > bad hip > and I was able to manage. Uneven ground and 1 staircase to climb and...More

Thank disneyrules
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Very fun, interactive and informative. Great tour guide and lanterns add to the ambience of the cemetery walk.Proceeds go towards the historical society

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My friend and I traveled to Nova Scotia together on a 12-day road trip. Because of all the driving, she was too tired to go to the graveyard tour with me, and I almost missed out on one of the most enjoyable tours of our...More

Thank Jena M
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We just showed up about 30 min before the tour was to start. That way we paid and got out lantern
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